Our Story

Where we came from

  • 1989 - Owner Ryan Veil at age 6 surprised parents with his knack for photography with a blue fisher-price camera
  • 2001 - Ryan earns nick name Camera Fool for taking so many pictures while on a mission trip, Spoke Folk, and creates photo discs for other participants
  • 2002 - Ryan experiences videography for the first time and teaches himself how to edit video & create DVDs
  • 2004 - Friends & coworkers begin asking Ryan to be the videographer for their weddings
  • 2006 - Camera Fool Productions if born with good friend, Brent Dodd. Provided Photo, Video, & DJ services to 14 weddings in its first year
  • 2009 - Camera Fool Productions' best year at 48 wedding couples served
  • 2010 - Ryan marries his wife, Allie and company is transitioned into Studio Veil. Invitations added to the services offered
  • 2011 - Studio Veil moves into it's own office space in Maple Grove and serves over 70 couples
  • 2012 - Added photo booth to services offered, worked with over 90 couples, and won Best of Weddings (The Knot) and Bride's Choice Award (Wedding Wire) for the 1st time
  • 2013 - Moved to bigger office, added a 2nd photo booth, and served over 130 wedding couples
  • 2014 - Added uplighting to services offered
  • 2015 - After winning The Knot's Best of Weddings 4 years straight, Studio Veil entered their Hall of Fame
  • 2015 - Added Day-of-Coordination to services offered and worked with over 200 wedding couples

Who we are

Ryan Veil: I grew up in North Dakota, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, & Maryland. I love traveling! When not working weddings, being outdoors camping or working on a construction project with my dad is invigerating. Soccer, basketball, football, cycling & bowling are my favorite sports to participate in. Walking our two dogs (Falkor & Lucy) and watching movies with my wife is what I call a perfect Sunday afternoon (unless it's football season). When at amusement parks, the scarrier the ride, the better. Hot chocolate from Caribou has a way of making even my worst days seem better. Ever since being introduced to Jimmy John's and Cold Stone, all other food has lost its flavor. As a drummer, I find myself constantly tapping new beats. Holidays are best spent with family eating too much food and putting puzzles together.

Allie Veil: With the exception of college, I've lived in Minnesota all my life. When I met Ryan in 2007, I knew he was the right one for me because he didn't judge me for my addiction to Lucille Ball and I Love Lucy. Whether it's a blank wall needing home decor, an empty canvas needing artwork, or a cupcake needing fondant and frosting, I love decorating and creating art. My faith and family are most important to me, including our dogs Lucy & Falkor. Since Ryan wouldn't agree to naming our future daughter Lucy, we agreed that our second dog would be a testament to my devotion to I Love Lucy. Some of my hobbies are drawing, baking, running, playing games, and watching movies.